Award Categories

Corporate Finance

Corporate Services

Corporate Strategy

Corporate Integrity

Key Dates

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2011
Winner Announced: September 2011


Risk Management

Sponsored by the Risk Integration Strategy Council™

The Risk Integration Strategy Council delivers unbiased guidance and proven tactics that enable enterprise risk management executives to improve individual, functional, and corporate performance.

Risk Management 2010 Force of Ideas Winner: Mars Incorporated

Practice: Risk Based Performance Management

The Force of Ideas Awards

Awarded by a committee of today's top leaders in corporate finance and strategy, the Corporate Executive Board Force of Ideas Awards are a defining mark of business practice innovation at the world's best-managed organizations.

The Force of Ideas recognizes corporate executives, functional teams, and engaged consulting houses for the design and implementation of exemplary business ideas that:

  • Fundamentally redefine best demonstrated practices, functions or key business processes and
  • Create sustainable, measurable value for internal/external stakeholders or advance the development of professional communities.

Topic submissions within each award category can be far-reaching or specific and may embrace one of the enduring executive challenges as outlined below. Furthermore, practices can run the spectrum from abstract to tactical: strategic frameworks, organizational structures, initiatives, processes, scorecards, and tools.

When Senior Executives Work with Us: Six Enduring Executive Challenges

  1. Assessing Key Performance Trends and Risks
  2. Benchmarking Performance and Plans
  3. Establishing Innovative Operating Approaches
  4. Organizing and Managing Critical Talent
  5. Driving Alignment and Support for Change
  6. Navigating Leadership Transitions

In mid-September, the Awards will be officially presented to the winners as part of the Corporate Executive Board's 2011 Finance and Strategy Summit at an Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Completed applications must be submitted by May 31, 2011.

For questions regarding the Force of Ideas Awards program, please contact